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Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II$
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Hans van de Ven, Diana Lary, and Stephen MacKinnon

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804789660

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.001.0001

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Northeast China in Chongqing Politics

Northeast China in Chongqing Politics

The Influence of “Recover the Northeast” on Domestic and International Politics

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(p.174) 10 Northeast China in Chongqing Politics
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Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II
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Nishimura Shigeo

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0011

China’s Northeast (formerly known as Manchuria) was contested territory since the late 19th century, fought for by Russia, Japan, and China. It became a Japanese client state in 1932. Until WWII, it was by no means clear that China would end up controlling the area. Nishimura demonstrates how Northeasterners mobilized support in Chongqing for their struggle against the Japanese and how the Nationalists came to invest so much political capital in the area that they could not abandon it after the war, although their military and governmental weakness possibly made that the better option.

Keywords:   Manchuria, Northeast China, Counter Offensive Monthly, Institute of Pacif Relations, Soviet-Japan Neutrality Pact, Cairo Declaration, Laughlin Currie, Northeast Resistance Association, Wang Chonghui

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